SAFETY WEEK

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This week is United Na­tions Global Road Safety Week which fo­cuses on pro­mot­ing in­creased safety aware­ness.

The theme of this year’s cam­paign – which ends May 10 – is for driv­ers to ‘‘look out for kids’’, and for the public to help keep them safe on roads.

It also calls on driv­ers to pro­tect chil­dren by slow­ing down around schools and in com­mu­ni­ties, and keep their at­ten­tion on the task of driv­ing.

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Road Polic­ing Dave Cliff says since 2007 more than 1100 school-age chil­dren have been killed or in­jured af­ter be­ing struck by ve­hi­cles out­side schools.

‘‘This is some­thing we want to pre­vent,’’ he says.

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